Any discussion of Snoop Dogg’s support for Tookie Williams ought to include a lyrical quotation from “Drop it Like It’s Hot”:
I’m a gangsta, but y’all knew that
Da Big Boss Dogg, yeah I had to do that
I keep a blue flag hanging out my backside
But only on the left side, yeah that’s the Crip side
I suspect that Snoop’s professed belief in his former leader’s innocence stems more from loyalty than from conviction.